Theme: Decarbonization – Turning Goals into Achievable Action Plans
The industrial sector accounts for a large portion—more than 25%—of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Decarbonizing industry will be critical not only for meeting our climate goals but also for boosting U.S. competitiveness and jobs. Momentum is building: the ambitious decarbonization goals set by the Biden administration have helped spur the manufacturing sector to begin seriously exploring how to reduce its emissions. Multiple industry associations and the Department of Energy have developed roadmaps identifying pathways to decarbonization, and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act are set to inject significant funding into industrial decarbonization projects.
At the 2023 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, we’ll explore how we can capitalize on recent progress. What do U.S. climate goals and recent federal policy developments mean for individual companies? What strategies and technologies can companies implement to support decarbonization goals, and how can companies determine which strategies and technologies are best for them? What changes are happening at the state and regional levels? How can industry and policymakers help train and support the workforce of the future in this sector? In short, in this Industrial Summer Study, we will explore how to turn ambitious decarbonization goals into achievable action plans.
Panel 1: Energy Efficiency
Panel 2: Energy Resources
Panel 3: Material Efficiency
Panel 4: Workforce Development
Likely Participants: Corporate leaders, energy managers and government relations professionals; equipment manufacturers and engineering services providers; labor representatives; energy efficiency program administrators, evaluators, and implementors; public utility commission and consumer counselor staff members; professionals in the utility sector with responsibilities for efficiency programs, resource planning, regulatory compliance and government relations; energy efficiency solution providers; federal and state energy and economic development officials; energy and sustainability management firms; and energy efficiency, clean energy and equity advocacy organizations.